A bus Driver plying a one way lane along Mowe Lagos Ibadan Expressway knocked down an officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) attached to the Ogun State Command.
The officer whose name is yet to be identified was enforcing traffic regulations on the highway when the incident occoured on Sunday.
We gathered that the driver of a Mazda bus marked KTU 485 XQ, who drove against traffic, was arrested in connection with the incident.
The state FRSC Public Education Officer, Florence Okpe, in his statement issued on Monday, said the vehicle of the reckless driver had been impounded.
Okpe stated that the suspect tried eloping from the scene but was overpowered and arrested.
“Although the driver immediately ran away but was overpowered and arrested. The injured officer was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and is in stable condition. The vehicle was also impounded at FRSC Base,” she added.
Meanwhile, the FRSC spokesperson said a total of nine vehicles were intercepted on Sunday for route violation and dangerous driving.
The vehicles include Mazda bus with registration number KRD 55 XD; Nissan GGE 233 XT; Volkswagen bus FKJ 647 XJ; TYT Previa LND 687 BC; Mazda bus LSR 316 XW; Volkswagen bus KSF 519 XU; Hyundai car KNH 585 AA; TYT Hummer bus KWL 397 NM and Mazda bus LND 366 XQ.
The vehicles’ drivers, Okpe said, were also issued notice of offence ticket for dangerous driving with a fine of N50,000 each.
She gave the names of the traffic route violators as Babalola Ekundayo, Isamot Idowu Adeniyi, Sholunde Oladapo, Olusegun Adewumi, Godspel Akpodono, Fahintola Adeniyi and Akpobecha David.
She, however, said two offenders refused to provide their names upon arrest by FRSC personnel.
Okpe also revealed that a total of five road crashes were recorded on highways in Ogun State on Sunday as the command embarked on Easter special patrol operations.
The crashes, according to her, involved 38 persons but only two deaths were recorded.
The remains of those killed in the accidents, she stated, were deposited at the mortuary of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.
She quoted the FRSC Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, as advising motorists to drive cautiously, maintain the maximum speed of 50km per hour at construction zones and also resist the attempt to drive against traffic especially at construction zones.